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Man dies after parachute fails to open during leap off Florida balcony

A man plunged to his death in Florida after his parachute failed to open when he jumped from a hotel balcony, authorities said.

The unidentified man leaped from the 14th-floor balcony of the Sunrise Beach Resort Sunday evening in Panama City Beach, news station WMBB reported.

He had been attempting to BASE jump — an activity in which people leap from a building or antenna, among other fixed objects — but his parachute didn’t open in time, the outlet reported.

No further details were available about the manner of his death.

Officials believe the man was in his 20s, but it’s unclear whether he was local or visiting from out of state, news station WJHG reported.

The popular spring break destination is located on the Gulf of Mexico — more than 100 miles southwest of the state capital of Tallahassee.

Per: NYP

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